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Recent Study Highlights Danger of Misdiagnosed Female Heart Attacks

Jeffrey H. Dover
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Atlanta Auto Accident and Medical Malpractice Attorney

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4/8/2012
Jeffrey H. Dover
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Female heart attacks often do not present with the same symptoms as male heart attacks. That, in and of itself, would not be a problem if the differing symptoms did not lead to heart attack misdiagnoses and poor outcomes for women who have suffered a heart attack misdiagnosis. What is the risk for female heart attack sufferers and how can a Georgia medical malpractice attorney help?

How Big is the Risk for Female Heart Attack Sufferers?
 
According to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women who are having heart attacks are much more likely to go to the hospital without chest pain, and they have a much higher rate of in hospital death following a heart attack when compared to men. The study looked at more than 1.1 million people from 1994 -2006 and found that females had an in hospital fatality rate of 14.6% compared to 10.3% of male heart attack victims.
 
Contact a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney to Find Out More
 
While the four point percentage difference may not seem like a lot, it is both statistically significant and devastating for the families who have lost loved ones. If your loved one has died because of a heart attack misdiagnosis, then we encourage you to read our FREE book: The Heart Report: Common Diseases and Medical Errors and to contact the experienced Georgia medical malpractice lawyers at our Atlanta medical malpractice law firm by calling 1.770.518.1133 or filling out our online contact form.


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